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Palomar Medical Center Escondido named America’s 100 Best in four specialties

Palomar Medical Center (PMC) Escondido is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery and Stroke Care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.
Palomar Medical Center Escondido is the only hospital in San Diego County to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals in Orthopedic Surgery Award for five years in a row (2017-2021) and was named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for overall care, early this year.
In addition, Healthgrades rated Palomar Medical Center Escondido with 5-stars for the following procedures/outcomes: total knee replacement, total hip replacement, hip fracture treatment, spinal fusion surgery, cranial neurosurgery, treatment of stroke, treatment of pneumonia, treatment of gastrointestinal bleed and treatment of sepsis.
The hospital also received Specialty Excellence Awards in: critical care, stroke care, neurosciences, orthopedic surgery, joint replacement and spine surgery.
“These awards show that Palomar Health is providing the highest level of patient care, in some cases the top two percent in the nation,” said Palomar Health President and CEO Diane Hansen. “You don’t have to drive out of the neighborhood to be treated by some of the top physicians in the nation.”
Receiving treatment at a highly-rated hospital like Palomar Medical Center Escondido can make a huge difference in outcomes. For example, patients receiving treatment at one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement have a 64.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication compared to a hospital that did not receive the award.

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